Explorers

Explorers

Great Tales of Adventure and Endurance

Book - 2010
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Penguin Putnam
From the first people to leave Africa to the first to leave the planet, the urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. DK'sExplorers tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Focusing on 50 of the world's greatest explorers, with shorter entries on 60 of their helpers and companions, the book is filled with first-person accounts in the explorers' own words, rare maps, specially commissioned photographs, and artworks re-create history's greatest expeditions. From trade and the search for lands to colonize, to scientific curiosity and missionary zeal, Explorers introduces history's most famous trail blazers-people whose courage opened frontiers, turned voids into maps, forged nations, connected cultures, and added to humankind's knowledge of the world by leaps and bounds.

Random House, Inc.
From the first people to leave Africa to the first to leave the planet, the urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. DK'sExplorers tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Focusing on 50 of the world's greatest explorers, with shorter entries on 60 of their helpers and companions, the book is filled with first-person accounts in the explorers' own words, rare maps, specially commissioned photographs, and artworks re-create history's greatest expeditions. From trade and the search for lands to colonize, to scientific curiosity and missionary zeal, Explorers introduces history's most famous trail blazers-people whose courage opened frontiers, turned voids into maps, forged nations, connected cultures, and added to humankind's knowledge of the world by leaps and bounds.

Baker & Taylor
Presents an overview of the world's greatest explorers, revealing who they were, where they went, and how their expeditions shaped the course of human history.

DK Publishing
From the first people to leave Africa to the first to leave the planet, the urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. DK's Explorers tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Focusing on 50 of the world's greatest explorers, with shorter entries on 60 of their helpers and companions, the book is filled with first-person accounts in the explorers' own words, rare maps, specially commissioned photographs, and artworks re-create history's greatest expeditions. From trade and the search for lands to colonize, to scientific curiosity and missionary zeal, Explorers introduces history's most famous trail blazers-people whose courage opened frontiers, turned voids into maps, forged nations, connected cultures, and added to humankind's knowledge of the world by leaps and bounds.

Baker
& Taylor

This guide provides an overview of 50 of the world’s most famous explorers who were motivated by colonization, scientific curiosity or missionary zeal to experience new frontiers, including first-person accounts of their expeditions, rare maps and artwork depicting their travels.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institute ; New York : DK, c2010
ISBN: 9780756667375
Branch Call Number: 910.922 MAC
Characteristics: 360 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ;,31 cm.

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